Your Guide to Polk Speakers

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Your Guide to Polk Speakers

Audio speakers output a range of sound frequencies using drivers or transducers. The different drivers include subwoofers for very low frequencies, woofers for low frequencies, midrange drivers for middle frequencies, tweeters for high frequencies, and supertweeters for very high frequencies. The different drivers are housed together in a cabinet or enclosure. There are also different speaker configurations. A two-way speaker uses a woofer and a tweeter. A three-way speaker uses a woofer, midrange driver, and a tweeter.

Polk Audio manufactures various types of two-way and three-way speakers. The company's speakers include floor-standing, bookshelf, wall, ceiling, surround, centre channel, car, and outdoor speakers. Polk Audio also manufactures subwoofer speakers that are used with other types of speakers and in speaker systems. Polk Audio speakers are available for purchase at electronics stores or online on eBay. Buyers can determine the types of speakers to purchase by comparing technological features, size, and compatibility with other audio equipment.

About Polk Audio

In 1972, Polk Audio was founded by Matthew Polk, George Klopfer, and Sandy Gross in response to a request by a bluegrass convention to create a speaker system. Polk Audio is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. In 1974, the Monitor 7 was the first high-end home audio speaker manufactured by Polk Audio. It was quickly followed by additional speaker models, such as the Monitor 10 and Monitor 12. These two-way speakers employed tweeters and bass drivers to output sound frequencies. Later, the two-way speakers used Stereo Dimensional Array drivers to magnify the available space between two separate speakers. Polk Audio also manufactures car speakers, FM tuners, and amplifiers. In 2006, the company was purchased by Directed Electronics.

Types of Polk Audio Speakers

The main types of Polk home audio and home theatre speakers are two-channel, hi-fi floor-standing speakers, bookshelf speakers, surround speakers, and centre channel speakers. Subwoofer speakers provide very low bass frequencies when used with other speakers. There are also wall and ceiling speakers available. Polk Audio also manufactures car speakers and outdoor speakers for pools, porches, patios, and decks.

The chart below lists the main types of Polk Audio speakers. It also lists the different speaker series available for the different types of speakers.

Type of Polk Audio Speaker

Speaker Series

Floor-Standing

LSiM

RTiA Home Theatre

TSx

TSi

R/T/M

Bookshelf

LSiM

RTiA Home Theatre

TSx

TSi

Blackstone

R/T/M

OWM

Surround

LSiM

Vanishing (In-Ceiling and In-Wall)

F/X Wireless

RTiA Home Theatre

OWM

Centre Channel

LSiM

Vanishing (In-Ceiling and In-Wall)

RTiA Home Theatre

TSx

TSi

SC

Blackstone

R/T/M

Subwoofer

DSWPROwi

DSWmicroPRO

PSW

CSW

Outdoor

Atrium

TCi

SC

MC

Car

MM (Mobile Monitor)

DXi

db

The different types of speakers can be purchased separately or together as a speaker system, depending on function, space, and location. eBay and electronics stores offer the latest types of Polk Audio speakers for homes, cars, and outdoors.

Comparing Polk Audio Speakers

Polk Audio offers different types of speakers for home audio and home theatre. Notable models include the LSiM series and the RTiA Home Theatre series. Subwoofers, including the DSWPROwi series, enhance and provide additional bass frequencies for speaker systems. Polk Audio also offers Atrium outdoor speakers and MM (Mobile Monitor) series car speakers. Buyers should compare the different features among the different speakers before making final purchase decisions.

LSiM Home Audio Speakers Series

The Polk Audio LSiM speakers series includes home audio floor-standing, bookshelf, surround, and centre channel speakers. The LSiM series features two-way speakers designed for high-end audio and high-definition performance. The speakers include an enhanced ring radiator tweeter and a midrange driver. Each driver is housed separately within an enclosure. The driver alignment, termed dynamic sonic engine, provides a more detailed, realistic audio performance for the listener. The surround, centre channel, and main speaker components are timbre-matched and used together as a speaker system. The LSiM series also includes butyl rubber surrounds, Cassini oval cones, extended linear motion voice coils, cast aluminium baskets, and bi-amplification and bi-wire capability. 

RTiA Home Theatre Speakers Series

The Polk Audio RTiA Home Theatre speakers series includes home theatre floor-standing, bookshelf, surround, and centre channel speakers. The speakers are housed in real wood cabinets, developed according to the Damped Asymmetric Hex Laminate Isolation design to provide high performance audio in a home theatre setting. The RTiA Home Theatre series also offers Dynamic Balance technology that provides clearer, sharper audio performance by eliminating problem-producing factors. Each speaker's components within the RTiA Home Theatre series is timbre-matched to provide seamless sound when used as a home theatre speaker system. Additional features include PowerPort Plus venting, Acoustic Resonance Control technology, and bi-amplification and bi-wire capability.

DSWPROwi Subwoofer Speakers Series

The Polk Audio DSWPROwi subwoofer speakers series provides very low bass frequencies for any home audio and home theatre speaker systems. The subwoofer speaker components are blended and matched with other Polk speaker and system components. The durable, compact, MDF enclosure and feed forward distortion suppression technology allow for less sound distortion and better overall resonance at high volume levels. Polk amplifiers, used with the subwoofer speakers, produce less heat output and use less energy than other types of amplifiers. The subwoofer speakers also offer preset room optimisation levels for any room size or location. Other features include slot-loaded ports, remote control, and night mode setting. 

Atrium Outdoor Speakers Series

The Polk Audio Atrium outdoor speakers series provides audio for pools, porches, patios, and decks. Atrium outdoor speakers are durable and all-weather certified. The speakers include rubber surrounds, anodised aluminium tweeters, aerated polypropylene cones for less distortion, PowerPort bass venting for vibrant bass output, and Dynamic Balance technology for a more realistic sound in outdoor settings. Atrium outdoor speakers come with an easy, one-hand installation feature for mounting. 

MM (Mobile Monitor) Car Speakers Series

The Polk Audio MM (Mobile Monitor) car speakers series includes high-efficiency audio speakers for cars. The audio output requires less amplification to achieve quality sound. The car speakers are lightweight and use a neodymium magnet that replaces the heavier ceramic magnets used in more traditional car speakers. The slimmer speakers also come with polymer woofers, butyl rubber surrounds, and carbon composite baskets for reliable, long-life car audio performance. 

Buying Polk Audio Speakers on eBay

eBay offers a wide selection of Polk Audio speakers that include home audio and home theatre floor-standing, bookshelf, surround, centre channel, and subwoofer speakers. Buyers can search for Polk speakers by using keywords or categories. To search by keyword, buyers should go to a page on eBay and type keywords such as 'Polk speakers' into the search bar. Buyers can also search for deals for audio speakers.

After searching for Polk speakers, buyers can read descriptions of the available speakers. eBay offers new and used Polk speakers to fit any buyer's budget. Buyers should determine if the speakers are sold as a single unit, in pairs, or as a complete speaker system. The speaker enclosures also come in a variety of finishes. Additional accessories such as speaker cables may also be bundled with the speakers. Buyers can also read the seller's profile to determine if the seller is rated an eBay 'Top-rated seller'. Sellers with this distinction are given top ratings by previous buyers in the areas of customer service and delivery. 

Conclusion

Speakers and speaker systems provide home audio and home theatre experiences for listeners. Speaker technology provides clear, realistic sounds powered by different drivers within an enclosure or cabinet. Floor-standing, bookshelf, surround, wall, and ceiling speakers give buyers different features, sizes, and mounting locations. Buyers can choose the best speakers to meet their specific needs and budgets.

Polk Audio offers different types of speakers for buyers, including centre channel, outdoor, car, and subwoofer speakers. The speakers made by Polk offer the latest technology, functions, and features. Buyers can enjoy listening to action movies in surround sound or soft instrumental or rhythmic dance music on any Polk speaker or speaker system. Polk speakers are a quality addition to any home's audio equipment.

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